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The Highlights Book of Things to Do is the essential book of pure creativity and inspiration. Kids ages seven and up will find hundreds of ways to build, play, experiment, craft, cook, dream, think, and become outstanding citizens of the world.
This highly visual, hands-on activity book shows kids some of the best ways to do great things--from practicing the lost arts of knot-tying, building campfires, connecting circuits, playing jump rope, drawing maps, and writing letters, to learning how to empower themselves socially, emotionally, and in their communities. The final chapter, Do Great Things, inspires kids become caring individuals, confident problem solvers, and thoughtful people who can change the world.
Full List of Chapters:
Things to Do Inside
Things to Do Outside
Science Experiments to Do
Things to Build
Things to Do with Your Brain
Things to Do in the Kitchen
Things to Draw
Things to Write
Things to Do with Color
Things to Do with Paper
More Things to Do with Recycled Materials
Do Great Things
National Parenting Seal of Approval
Winner, National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA)
Winner, Mom's Choice Award, Gold
Bank Street College of Education, Best Children's Books of the Year
About the Author
Highlights is the trusted brand that believes children are the world's most important people. Our flagship magazine, Highlights, is the #1 most-read children's magazine in the country. With over 80% brand recognition, our award-winning magazines, bestselling story and puzzle books, and groundbreaking education books deliver on the Highlights promise of helping children become their best selves through exceptional, high-quality products for children.
“Hearkening back to the magazine’s origins, the editors of Highlights have assembled an activity book with a focus on doing. . . the book offers hundreds of ideas to try inside and outside the home. (I)n Highlights’ dedication to social and emotional learning, the “Do Great Things” chapter gives tips on dealing with angry feelings, being a good listener, and other topics of well-being. Boredom busters with a purpose.” — Booklist
“We’re going to warn you in advance; your child will not put this book down. Even better, it keeps children voluntarily off the screens and creating or exploring all the wonderful things the book has to offer…This book will grow with your children and will probably be something that you will want to pass on to future generations.” – The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
“This activity book has something for everyone.” – The Horn Book, Inc.